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Alfred Hitchcocks Rope Perhaps one of the most intellectually intriguing work of cinema that I have viewed in my life Alfred Hitchcocks Rope always managed to strike a certain chord within me Combining an intricate philosophical question with excellent direction and a flawless storyline Hitchcock managed to make me as a viewer question my own beliefs in relation to the moral question posed to the characters in this theatrically presented work of cinema Based on the scopes murder trial of Babe Leopold and Dickie Loeb Rope addresses the teachings of Nietzschian principles and the philosophy of a societal superman These messages are conveyed in such a way that the viewer cannot help but ponder the subject himself The philosophical subject of justified murder and a social hierarchy have been addressed by many since the founding of the Superman theory by Fredrick Nietzsche in the 1800s Hitchcock looked at this belief of society evolving towards a superman too intelligent and superior to follow societies moral guideline by basing his movieplay on the trial of Leopold and Loeb two Chicago teenagers in the 1930s who murdered a small boy without any moral apprehension The movie followed two young roommates who murder a peer with the belief that he was inferior to them and then followed to host a lunch for his family on top of his makeshift casket Later on in the story the professor that taught these two students of the Nietzschian philosophies solved the mystery of the missing guest of the party and went on to realize that his beliefs were impractical and not ready to be accepted by society The direction of this piece was very significant to forming my reaction for it was an interesting and unique approach used by a master of his time Alfred Hitchcock creator of remarkable movies such as Psycho and The Birds attempted to create this movie to look like a theatrical performance The movie had
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